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"Mundo" is a noun which is often translated as "world", and "al mundo" is a phrase which is often translated as "the world". Learn more about the difference between "mundo" and "al mundo" below.
mundo(
moon
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doh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (the Earth)
a. world
Hoy en día es muy fácil viajar por todo el mundo.It is very easy to travel around the world nowadays.
2. (astronomy)
a. world
Reporta la NASA que se ha descubierto un mundo poblado por criaturas parecidas a los delfines.NASA is reporting that a world inhabited by dolphin-like creatures has been discovered.
b. planet
¿Crees que habrá otro mundo con vida?Do you think there could be another planet with life on it?
3. (group of living things)
a. world
Descubre el mundo vegetal en la feria botánica este fin de semana.Discover the plant world at the botanical fair this weekend.
b. kingdom
Hay una gran variedad de criaturas en el mundo animal.There is a great variety of creatures in the animal kingdom.
4. (realm)
a. world
Jack es muy conocido en el mundo de la música.Jack is very well known in the music world.
5. (material world)
a. world
Francisco dejó el mundo atrás cuando pronunció sus votos.Francisco renounced the world when he took his vows.
6. (humanity)
a. world
La ganadora de la lotería quería que el mundo entero supiera lo feliz que estaba.The lottery winner wanted the whole world to know how happy she was.
7. (experience)
a. life experience
La presidenta ha viajado mucho y tiene mucho mundo.The president has traveled a lot and has lots of life experience.
8. (a lot)
a. world
Aunque sean gemelas, hay un mundo entre las creencias religiosas de Laura y Emily.Even though they're twins, there's a world of difference between Laura and Emily's religious beliefs.
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al mundo(
ahl
 
moon
-
doh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. the world
Ese grupo terrorista está amenazando al mundo en su totalidad.That terrorist group is threatening the world as a whole.
b. to the world
¡Bienvenidos al mundo de los negocios!Welcome to the world of bussiness!
c. around the world
Me encantaría dar la vuelta al mundo.I'd love to travel around the world.
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